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Robert Matheny

  • Graduate Teaching Assistant
  • Wayne State University

    Research interests

    Computer Mediated CommunicationRadicalizationNarrative InterventionsTranslational Research in CommunicationSerial ArgumentsIntractable ConflictConflict


    I am a PhD student in Interpersonal Communication with an emphasis in conflict. I am primarily interested in translational research that explores the dynamics of serial arguments nested within in the social context of intractable conflict. I also teach courses in research methods, interpersonal communication, business communication, global leadership and social change, psychology, and public speaking.

    Professional experience

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Wayne State University

    September 2015 - Present

    Adult Therapist

    Marana Health Center

    June 2012 - July 2014(2 years)

    Adult Therapist/Intern

    Crisis Preparation and Recovery

    January 2012 - July 2012(6 months)

    Academic Counselor

    University of Phoenix

    January 2009 - June 2012(3 years)

    Teaching Pastor

    Crossings Church in Goodyear, AZ

    July 2005 - December 2011(6 years)


    Ph.D. in Communication

    Wayne State University

    September 2015 - Present

    Master of Science in Clinical Counseling

    University of Phoenix

    July 2009 - August 2012(3 years)

    Bachelor of Arts in Missions/Bible

    Central Bible College

    September 1997 - May 2000(3 years)